Sunday Afternoon Maths L

 Posted on 2016-01-10 

Between quadratics

Source: Luciano Rila (@DrTrapezio)
\(p(x)\) is a quadratic polynomial with real coefficients. For all real numbers \(x\),
$$x^2-2x+2\leq p(x)\leq 2x^2-4x+3$$
\(p(11)=181\). Find \(p(16)\).

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